Tuesday, January 23, 2007

More "Dixie Cups" @ 2006 SFLF photos

The original DIXIE CUPS were sisters Barbara Ann Hawkins, Rosa Lee Hawkins, and their cousin Joan Marie Johnson, all born in New Orleans. Originally known as "Little Miss and the Muffets", the three girls were discovered at a talent contest by New Orleans record producer/singer Joe Jones. Best known for his 1960 top ten hit "You Talk Too Much", Jones brought the girls to New York where in 1964 they changed their name and recorded the song that would become their signature hit "Chapel of Love."

Consisting of Barbara Ann Hawkins, Rosa Lee Hawkins and Athelgra Neville Gabriel, today's DIXIE CUPS perform regularly around the world, performing their own hits along with other crowd-pleasing favorites from the eras of 60's girl groups.

Click photo to view most recent uploaded images from the 8 July 2006 "Dixie Cups" performance at the 2006 Smithsonian Folklife Festival on the National Mall. Many which depict folks dancing. More will be added later.

The Dixie Cups was one of several groups that participated in the 2006 Smithsonian Folklife Festival Been In The Storm So Long Evening Concert series. See schedule or 2006 Smithsonian Folklife Festival.

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